Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia that affects the brain. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease which starts slowly and worsens over a period of time. The most common symptom is the inability to recall recent events, and as the disease progresses problems in language, disorientation, loss of motivation, mood swings and behavioral issues may be observed.
HOW IS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed by a neurologist by conducting the following tests: 1. PET /CT/ MRI imaging 2. SPECT 3. Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)
HOW IS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE TREATED?
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Once a person starts showing signs of memory loss and problems with learning, judgment, communication, and daily life; there aren't any treatments that can stop or reverse such changes. However, certain medications and steroids can ease some of the symptoms in a few cases. They can slow down how quickly the disease gets worse, and help the brain work better for longer.
DID YOU KNOW?
Living with Alzheimer's disease means caring for the patient and the caregiver.